Earlier in the month it was revealed that Bandai Namco had filed a new European trademark for Summer Lesson, the virtual reality (VR) experience developed by Tekken‘s Katsuhiro Harada. The move suggests that the publisher was looking to bring the title – which has previously only been described as a tech demo – to market with a full release for the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD). But nothing’s confirmed just yet, and recently Harada himself has noted that the company ‘hasn’t decided’ as to if Summer Lesson could be a full videogame.
Harada stated as much on Twitter in response to one fan asking if the title would remain a VR demo or turn into a full project. His answer suggests that, if Summer Lesson were to turn into a big release, the company would still need plenty of time to flesh it out. PlayStation VR itself will be launching in the next five months. That is if creator Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) is still planning to launch within the H1 2016 window that it first place on the device all the way back in March 2015.
Summer Lesson focuses on VR interactions with NPCs, pairing players with a student as she studies. Bandai Namco has also trademarked what could potentially be sequels to the original demo, revealing the names Spring Lesson, Autumn Lesson and Winter Lesson. It remains to be seen exactly what plans the company has for this possible franchise going forward, then.
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